This is long, but here goes. While my mom was in college last year, she did housekeeping and such on the side for extra income. When she graduated and got a job, she started handing her clients over to my sister, who needed a job. Recently, my sister has started slacking in her job and just stopped showing up to many of her appointments with clients. My mother still gets calls from people wanting our services so she calls either of us to see if we want the jobs. A few weeks ago, I decided to take on two clients because my daughter is now 9 months old and my 4 year old is in preschool half the day, and having the extra money would be nice (my fiance has a good job, but with holidays coming & a wedding in a year, the extra income really helps.) With two kids, a 9-5 type job just doesn't work for me yet, after you figure in daycare costs and such. I love this set-up and it is working quite well for me. Anyways, I took on these two clients and decided to find more work. There was an ad in the paper for a cleaning job at my sister's apartment complex. I called, and got the job. I am very happy about this. I know I do a good job and my clients have been extremely pleased with my work, and I fully intend to bring the same work ethic to this new job. My sister, on the other hand, is constantly bailing on her clients and then complains because money is tight for her. My mother and sister are now extremely mad at me for taking this job, because my sister was also going to apply. I view it as first come first serve and if she can't handle her workload now, how on earth was she planning on handling even more? I also view it as- I went out and got myself a job. I didn't rely on Mom to do anything for me, whereas my sister has been doing this for several months and all of her clients have hired her through our mother. I just don't understand why they're mad me. I do a really good job, I love what I do, I love my clients dearly already, and I'm helping myself. I am 21 years old, have no help from my mother with anything, have a nice house, etc. My sister is almost 30 years old, Mom pays almost all of her bills, and now she relies on Mom to find her jobs. I hoped they would be happy for me, because I am proud that I've only been at this for a few weeks and I'm already exceeding what I had hoped for when I initially started doing this. It isn't like I went behind anybody's back to do this and just because my sister is in the same line of work that I am and I got a job she wanted (that I didn't know she wanted til after I got it), I don't see why this is a reason to be mad at me. What would you do or say to your family if you were in this situation? I didn't mean to cause a family fight and I'm hurt that they can't even muster up a , "Congratulations. Good job."Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Nov. 30, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by rebeccadac at 11:15 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by dancinintherain at 11:18 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
If I were in that situation I would of said to your mom and sister exactly what you said here. If they are still pissed oh well. Your moms probably pissed cuz she's sick and tired of paying your lazy freeloading sisters bills. If your sister is already bailing on her clients I'm sure this job wouldn't be any different. I wouldn't worry to much about it.
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